NEW About the tour: Classic South Africa

South Africa is often described as a 'world in one country' because in every aspect, it is astonishingly diverse. From fascinating landscapes, cultures and natural wonders, to a rich human heritage and deep history, this vast country offers it all. Join us on this incredible 17-day journey and embark on an adventure like no other!

Tour Includes


  • 14 nights hotel with breakfast and 4 dinners
  • Return overnight flights to South Africa
  • Airport transfers in South Africa
  • Porterage at all hotels

17 days from £2999 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly overnight to Johannesburg.

    Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19:00hrs when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and have chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

    Johannesburg
    Johannesburg

    Included Highlights

    • Johannesburg

    This morning, we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld.

    We travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. Gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains, and finally, visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Bourke's Potholes
    Mpumalanga

    Included Highlights

    • Mpumalanga
    • Bourke's Potholes
    • Blyde River Canyon

    Enjoy an early morning game drive in a closed vehicle. Start the day with the 'Big Five' (rhino, buffalo, lions, leopards and elephants), in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds.

    We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.

    Packed breakfast will be provided today.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Kruger National Park
    Kruger National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Kruger National Park

    This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Eswatini (Swaziland), an independent kingdom within the borders of South Africa.

    We head south to Malalane and then on to Eswatini (Swaziland) where this afternoon, you will visit a real chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain authentic knowledge of traditional Eswatini culture.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Swaziland
    Eswatini, Swaziland

    Included Highlights

    • Eswatini, Swaziland

    This morning, we journey through Eswatini (Swaziland) into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal, where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and settler have combined to form a vibrant society, living in peace and harmony.

    Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    KwaZulu-Natal
    KwaZulu-Natal

    Included Highlights

    • KwaZulu-Natal

    Today, you have the option to lie in and relax, take a morning boat cruise (at own cost), or simply soak up the atmosphere of the tourist town of St. Lucia, before heading off later in the morning to Durban.

    An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city, before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    St Lucia
    St. Lucia

    Included Highlights

    • Durban
    • St. Lucia

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Game Viewing Boat Cruise
    £21.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Today, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the promenade mile; it buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground.

    We then head to the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300ft high Howick Falls, continuing through the southern Midlands Meander route and arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon.

    Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings! Go fishing, hiking or even horse riding and enjoy the fresh mountain air (all at own cost).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Drakensburg
    Drakensburg

    Included Highlights

    • Durban
    • Drakensburg

    Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities at the resort.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Drakensburg
    Drakensberg

    Included Highlights

    • Drakensburg

    This morning, we continue south to the Eastern Cape, entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba).

    En-route, we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei, and stop for lunch (at own cost) outside the capital of Umtata.

    We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape coast.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Transkei
    Transkei

    Included Highlights

    • Eastern Cape Coast
    • Transkei

    We awake to the sounds of crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches uninterrupted for many kilometres, and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of bird life.

    We set off, heading south to Port Elizabeth.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Port Elizabeth City Hall
    Port Elizabeth

    Included Highlights

    • Eastern Cape Coast
    • Port Elizabeth

    Today, our journey continues towards the Cape. We visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides incredibly scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers magnificent views of the gorge and river below.

    We arrive in Knysna late afternoon and check in to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Knysna
    Knysna

    Included Highlights

    • Knysna
    • Tsitsikamma Forest

    After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry.

    We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk around the spectacular caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

    We stay overnight in Mossel Bay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cango Caves
    Cango Caves

    Included Highlights

    • Cango Caves

    Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way, we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape aloe grows wild on many farms and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers.

    We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cape Town
    Cape Town

    Included Highlights

    • Albertinia
    • Cape Town

    Today is a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful and wondrous city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cape Town
    Cape Town

    Included Highlights

    • Cape Town

    This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11:00 hrs. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cape Town
    Cape Town

    Included Highlights

    • Cape Town

    Arrive in the UK.


    All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, Springbok Atlas. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. Springbok Atlas Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.

    This tour travels through Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho. Please check visa requirements as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho.

    Travel Insurance from £75.00 (17 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £699.00 (17 days).

    NEW Classic South Africa 17 days from £2999pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay in standard rooms at 3 or 4 star hotels throughout your holiday in the hotels listed below, or similar.

    You will stay for one night at the Protea Hotel or Tambo, two nights at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate, one night at the Lugogo Sun, one night at the Anew Hotel Hluhluwe, one night at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge.

    You will then stay for two nights at the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel, one night at the Crawford’s Beach Lodge, one night at the Garden Court Kings Beach, one night at the Premier Hotel The Moorings, one night at the Diaz Hotel & Resort and two nights at the Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens.

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
    Flights to Johannesburg and returning from Cape Town are available from Heathrow and Manchester.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.


    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Customer Reviews